Nisaba 24, 08 (P208666)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 105338

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. 1(u) la2 1(disz@t) udu niga
2. 2(u) 6(disz) udu u2
3. 5(disz) masz2
4. 2(gesz'u) 5(gesz2) 2(u) 5(asz) 1(barig) 8(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 sze gur
5. 3(asz) 2(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 gig gur
6. 9(asz) 3(barig) 3(disz) sila3 ziz2 gur#
7. 1(asz) 1(barig) zi3 sig15 gur
8. 6(asz) 5(ban2) dabin gur
9. 1(barig) 5(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 esza
10. 7(asz) 1(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 kasz saga gur
11. 2(disz) kasz du gur
12. 1(u) 8(disz) dug dida du
13. 5(asz) 4(barig) 1(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 zi-gu du gur
14. 1(u) la2 1(disz@t) giri3-lam zu2-lum 3(disz) sila3-ta
15. 1(barig) 1(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 1(u) 5(disz) gin2 gu2-gal ar3-ra
16. 1(barig) 1(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 1(u) 5(disz) gin2 gu2-tur us2-sa
column 2
1. 1(barig) 2(ban2) 3(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 zi2-gu [...]
2. 1(barig) 4(ban2) 4(disz) sila3 gu2-gal lagab-bu#-[um]
3. 6(disz) 2/3(disz) sila3 5(disz) gin2 {u2}ninni5 gazx(KUM)!?
4. 4(ban2) 2(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 sze-lu2-gum
5. 4(ban2) 2(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 gazi gazx(KUM)
6. 5(disz) sila3 numun za3-hi-li
7. 1(barig) 2(ban2) 7(disz) sila3 szum2 gaz
8. 1(barig) 2(ban2) 7(disz) sila3 szum2-sikil
9. 5(ban2) 6(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 szum2-ha-din
10. 3(gesz2) 2(u) 2(disz) 1/2(disz) sa {u2}|U.EN|
11. 1(asz) 1(barig) ku6-sze6 gur
12. 4(barig) 2(ban2) 8(disz) sila3 mun
13. 6(asz) 1(ban2) 4(disz) sila3 naga si-e3 gur
14. 2(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 4(disz) sila3 esir2 E2-A gur
15. 2(u) 8(disz) ma-na igi-esir2
16. 5(u) 2(disz) ma-na esir2 had2
17. 1(u) 2(asz) gu2 1(u) 5(disz) ma-na im-babbar2
reverse
column 1
1. 1(gesz2) 2(u) 1(asz) gu2 {gesz}ma-nu
2. 4(gesz'u) 9(gesz2) 5(u) 4(disz) sa gi
3. 3(u) 5(disz) gesz-ur3 gu4?
4. 3(u) [{gesz}]hirinx(KWU318)-na
5. [...] naga?
6. [...] gu2 {u2}bur2
7. 2(u) {gesz}e2-dim
8. 1(gesz2) 2(u) 4(disz) [...]-a
9. 1(gesz'u) 4(gesz2) 3(u) [...]
10. 1(gesz2) {gesz}ka-mun mun
11. 1(gesz2) 2(u) 3(disz) {gesz}a2-an ba-an-du8-du8
12. 3(szar2) igi {gesz}gag {gesz}ma-nu
13. 5(szar2) pa muszen
14. 1/3(disz) ma-na bur2#
15. 2(u) 6(disz) {gesz}dur2 pisan gid2-da [e2]-ba-an
16. 2(asz) gu2 1(u) la2 1(disz@t) ma#-na# zu2#-[lum]
17. 8(disz) {gesz}dur2 pisan [gid2]-da e2-[ba-an]
18. 2(gesz2) 5(disz) kusz {gesz}|UR2xKAL|
19. 1(gesz2) in-bul5-bul5 gur
20. 4(u) 3(asz) ab-tum gur
column 2
1. 4(u) 6(disz) dug lugud2-da
2. 1(u) dug hal
3. 1(u) dug nig2
4. 1(u) dug [x x x]
5. 1(u) dug harax(|DAG.(KISIM5xIR)|)
6. 1(u) [n] 1(disz) dug [x (x)]
7. 1(u) dug am-am-da-du3?
8. 1(u) [n] 1(disz) [dug x x]
9. 1(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) 1(disz) [...]
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10'. [sza3] uri5#[{ki}]-ma
11'. la-ni-mu nig2-ka9-a ba-na-an-zi
12'. mu {d}amar-{d}suen lugal
seal 1
1. la-ni-mu sukkal
2. dub-sar
3. dumu ur-nigar{gar}

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: NATU 4 = Nisaba 24, 8

    [al-Rawi2009NATU4] Rawi, Farouk N. H. al, Franco d’Agostino, and Jonathan Taylor. 2009. Neo-Sumerian Administrative Texts from Umma Kept in the British Museum, Part Four (NATU IV). Nisaba 24. Messina: Di.Sc.A.M.

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  • Museum No.: BM 105338
  • Accession No.: 1913-04-16, 0170

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.01.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:32:21 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-19 at 10:02:26 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2015-11-06 at 11:36:24 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-05-05 at 09:59:02 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2013-07-23 at 17:10:52 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-06-29 at 14:38:35 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2002-07-11 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Alivernini, Sergio; Alster, Bendt; Englund, Robert K.; Molina, Manuel; Reid, Nicholas CDLI approved View

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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 000157.3 (composite) (P533210) - -

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Cite this Artifact
“Nisaba 24, 08 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208666.
Nisaba 24, 08 artifact entry (No. P208666). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208666 (Original work published 2002)
Nisaba 24, 08 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208666 (Accessed: April 25, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-25]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {Nisaba 24, 08 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208666},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P208666},
}

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